The bonded aluminium chassis for the GT2 came directly from the road car although with the addition of an aerospace spec steel roll cage to FIA regulations. The aluminium roof panel was taken straight from the road car too but all the rest of the bodywork was made of lightweight carbonfibre. This came with an advanced aerodynamic package with carbon fibre splitter, flat floor and diffuser, and a carbon fibre rear wing designed using computational fluid dynamics.
The prototype car, chassis /X2 was finished in Gulf Racing Blue with orange highlights although without true sponsorship, was first seen in 2008. And although the car was a prototype, it has occasionally been ‘borrowed’ by private customer teams considering purchase in occasional races. In 2013, it was ‘dressed up’ to later GTE spec and displayed at the 2013 Aston Martin Centenary Celebration, Kensington Palace.
Drayson Racing began running chassis 001 in the 2008 American Le Mans Series and then entered the second chassis, 002 into the GT2 class at Le Mans in 2009.
Including the prototype, X/2, a total of 10 GT2’s were built before the car was replaced by the improved V8 Vantage GTE.